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September 7th, 2012

Los Angeles, Mono County try to find common ground

September 7, 2012

The county’s largest landfill, the Benton Crossing landfill, is living on borrowed time.The landfill sits on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power land, and in the past few years, the city has made it clear it wants the site to be rehabilitated as soon as possible after the landfill is full in 2023—with no hope of expanding the site to accommodate growth.

This means a new landfill, or exporting waste out of the area, both of which will be expensive.

This Summer

September 7, 2012

It is hard to say how Mammoth did this summer, but practically all the indicators suggest it was exactly what we needed.

Fido & Me — Autumn Musings

September 7, 2012

“Hey where did everybody go?” Fido wanted to know. “One minute this place is hoppin’ crazy wild, and the next, nothing. No new dogs to play with. No new sounds. What happened to the hiss of mountain bike tires on the road? And the squealing kids in the pool?”

“Take it easy, Fido,” I said. “It’s that time of the year. A lot of the visitors have gone home. They’re going back to school. They’re going back to work. We’ll see them again next summer, I promise.”
“But, but, but …”

Local cyclists publish guidebook

September 7, 2012

It started with a climbing accident that left local climber and teacher Jim Barnes too injured to climb for a while.

Things did not improve when he stepped on a stingray and his foot got infected.

Not only couldn’t he climb, he couldn’t walk very far.

For a man accustomed to constant physical activity, it was a time of sheer frustration.

He decided to hop on a road bike and that’s when the love affair started.

Conversations have slowed between MMSA and Forest Service

September 7, 2012

A letter that would alert Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that it is “out of compliance” with its federal permit to run June Mountain as a ski area is still winding its way through local, regional and Washington D.C. U. S. Forest Service offices and has not been delivered to MMSA, according to forest officials.

Rubber chicken travels to space

September 7, 2012

Thirty-five years ago Wednesday, something extraordinary in the course of human history occurred.
A tiny, nondescript—but powerful—space-faring craft, called Voyager, took to the stars, loaded with greetings, images, music, and art gathered from across the planet Earth and imprinted on an old-fashioned record.

Its mission was simple—to say hello to anyone, anything, that might be listening.

September 5th

RAW: Reds Meadow blowdown trees to be removed, traffic delays expected

September 6, 2012

The Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District is announcing the beginning of the wind-fallen tree removal work in Reds Meadow Valley, for hazardous fuels reduction. The tree removal work will take place on approximately 220 acres and will be accomplished under a contract known as the Red Devil Stewardship Sale.

For safety, visitors to the Reds Meadow Valley are urged to not enter areas where tree removal work is in progress and to drive slowly on the Reds Meadow Road because of increased traffic associated with tree removal activities.

Jonny Walker's "Last Call" — A mud run on the rocks

September 5, 2012

On Friday afternoon, if you were trying to drive up Canyon Blvd, you would have been surprised to see a sight unique to this town—a large gathering of mud covered teams dressed in strange but matching outfits all showering together in the middle of the road.

Avramov, Chessler capture Snowcreek tennis tournament title; Kellogg, Skidmore take women's crown

September 5, 2012

The Labor Day Doubles Tennis Tournament was held at Snowcreek Athletic Club on Saturday-Monday, September 1-3.

Blue skies and warm temperatures greeted the 73 players, their families and the many spectators who enjoyed the competitive matches over the three-day weekend.

Along with players from Mammoth, Swall Meadows, Crowley and Bishop, the draw sheets also listed players from Bakersfield, Southen California, Hawaii and Nevada. On Sunday evening tournament entrants and their guests enjoyed the players’ party hosted by The Bistro at Snowcreek.

September 1st

Supes give $85,000 toward air service

September 1, 2012

After months of wavering, the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to fund air service subsidies, joining the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Wormhoudt stars in 44-26 loss to Kern Valley; 269 yards running on 31 attempts

September 1, 2012

The Mammoth Huskies fell to Kern Valley, 44-26, Friday night at Gault/McClure Stadium, but it wasn't for lack of trying — especially by senior tailback Tyler Wormhoudt.

Injured a week ago with a sprained knee, Wormhoudt was cleared to play on Wednesday, and boy, did he play on Friday night.

The Huskies' running back picked up a whopping 269 yards on the ground, on 31 attempts. That averages 8.7 yards a carry. He scored three touchdowns, too, In addition, he returned five kicks for 220 yards, totaling 489 all purpose yards.

But it wasn't enough.

It's Pickleball season! Now, what the heck is Pickleball?

September 1, 2012

Each Tuesday afternoon at the town tennis courts, a strange cadre of people, carrying odd racquets and yellow whiffle balls, take to the playing surface.

It is not the U.S. Open.

It is not tennis.

The people play “Pickleball” each Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and they’re looking for more converts to the sport.

It is played with what looks like an oversized table-tennis paddle, on a shortened court. It is a doubles-only format, at least under the canopy of trees in Mammoth, and it looks like a load of fun.

Mammoth's Brit Cogan wins summer national biathlon; Montana man takes men's title

September 1, 2012

Britt Cogan, facing an impressive national field in the Summer Biathlon National championships in Auburn last Friday, won the women’s division by more than two minutes ahead of her closest competitor.

Cogan, 25, arrived from Mammoth Lakes from Wisconsin four years ago but went to college in Iowa, playing soccer instead of cross country skiing in her home state.

As an orthopedics technician at Mammoth Hospital, Cogan met Dr. Mike Karch, the mastermind of the Mammoth Biathlon, who has been behind her training, both on snow and off.

Youth Football gets 31-13 victory

September 1, 2012

Mammoth’s Youth Football team does not have uniforms, is short of funding, and has a host of other issues facing the players and coaches this year.

But so far, playing well is not one of them.

The Little Huskies whupped up on Trona, 31-13 last weekend, with two players, Ryder Radcliffe and Ricky Johnson, scoring two touchdowns apiece and with Danny Longino scoring one.

More than that, the team held Trona to just 13 points, which was enough to put wind in their sails for their next game at Big Bear next weekend.

Edison Theatre announces ambitious 2012-13 season

September 1, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre this week announced its season, beginning Oct. 4 with ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes” and ending May 3 with a return of the Long Beach City College Studio Singers.

Between those shows are a host of productions in the theatre’s most ambitious season yet. “We are excited to be able to expand our season this year,” said Shira Dubrovner, the artistic director.

“Two projects we’ve done, ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’ and ‘Evening with the Stars,’ we’ve not done together in the same season due to cost and staff restraints,” Dubrovner said.

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